Three new albums highlight a busy country music release day, with Luke Combs leading the charge. The North Carolina singer-songwriter unveils his debut album, This One’s for You, a collection of 12 songs that expertly mixes Nineties country with modern flair. The record’s debut single “Hurricane” has been a multi-week Number One hit for Combs, a self-professed Eric Church superfan.
A Thousand Horses also return with new music, releasing the follow-up to 2015’s Southernality. Titled Bridges, the project is a mix of six new studio songs and seven live performances recorded in London and in Nashville. The band debuted the new single “Preachin’ to the Choir” in March. “It’s about the people that give it 100 percent and are an all-in/all-out kind of crowd,” says singer Michael Hobby of the song. “They work hard, they love hard and they play hard, and that’s what the song really speaks to.”
Finally, outspoken country character Wheeler Walker Jr. drops Ol’ Wheeler, his new album of raunchy but twangy tunes. The singer previewed one of the tracks, which calls out Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and other country stars, earlier this week.